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Tension in Kano as deposed Emir Bayero returns, Governor orders his arrest

Following the arrival of the deposed Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, Governor Abba Yusuf has ordered his immediate arrest.

A statement issued by the governor’s spokesman, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa accused Aminu Ado Bayero of creating tension in the state with his return into the city.

“The former Emir was smuggled into Kano city last night in an attempt to forcefully return to the palace two days after being deposed by the Governor.

“It was confirmed that the new Emir, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, arrived at the palace in the company of the Governor, the Deputy Governor, the Speaker of the State Assembly, and other top government functionaries at about 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, 25th May 2024.

“As the Chief Security Officer of the state, His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has directed the Commissioner of Police to arrest the deposed Emir with immediate effect for disturbing public peace and attempting to destroy the relative peace the state enjoys.”

Reports have it that Ado Bayero made an entry into the Pyramid City of Kano last night just some hours after the reappointment of the Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi III by Governor Abba Yusuf.

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